• Gradle
    Gradle in 60 SecondsPreview image@2x
    Gradle is the de facto build system for Android Studio. It takes your project's source code, resources, and other dependencies, and packages them up into an APK file. But there's much more that Gradle can do. In this video, I show you what Gradle is and what it can do for you.Read More…
  • Android
    An Introduction to Face Detection on AndroidGoogle play services@2x
    Introduced with the Vision libraries in Play Services 8.1, Face Detection makes it easy for you as a developer to analyze a video or image to locate human faces. Once you have a list of faces detected on an image, you can gather information about each face, such as orientation, likelihood of smiling, whether someone has their eyes open or closed, and specific landmarks on their face. This tutorial will teach you how to detect faces, gather information, and find specific landmarks.Read More…
  • Android
    Up and Running With Realm for AndroidRealm@2x
    Realm is a lightweight mobile database you can use in your Android projects. It's faster than SQLite and you won't need an ORM to work with it. In this quick tip, you are going to learn the basics of Realm.Read More…
  • Gradle
    Using Gradle Build VariantsPreview image@2x
    One of the key features of Android Studio is the integration of Gradle as an Android build system. While the overall purpose of a build system is to take source code and construct an installable file for your users, an APK in the case of Android, Gradle provides a lot more functionality. Gradle handles dependency management, such as local JAR files, native .so files, and libraries hosted on Maven. It also allows for easy configuration of project properties and it enables developers to create different versions of their applications in a fairly simple way. The last item, known as build variants, is what you will learn about in this article.Read More…
  • React Native
    Creating a Dictionary App Using React Native for AndroidReact native@2x
    Facebook's React Native is a powerful open source framework that allows you to quickly and effortlessly create native Android and iOS apps using just JavaScript and JSX. In this tutorial, I'm going to help you get started with React Native for Android by showing you how to build a simple English-German dictionary app.Read More…
  • Google Maps
    Getting Started With Google Maps for Android: AdvancedMap icon
    While the standard features of Google Maps are incredibly useful, there will be times that you want to do a little bit more. Luckily, Google has created an open source library that contains a set of utilities that Android developers can use to make their applications even better with enhanced maps. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use this utility library to add heat map visualizations for your data, cluster large numbers of markers for easier viewing, and use various utility methods for working with the spherical nature of the Earth or drawing routes on roads.Read More…
  • Google Maps
    Getting Started With Google Maps for Android: IntermediateMap icon
    Without a doubt, maps are one of the most useful tools for users when included in an app. This tutorial is the second in a series going over Google Maps v2 for Android. In this tutorial, you will expand on what you learned in the last article in order to lay views on top of a map, override the indoor level selector controls, and add a Street View component to your applications.Read More…
  • Android
    Scrolling Techniques for Material DesignMaterial design@2x
    During this year's Google I/O, Google introduced the Android Design Support Library to make the adoption of Material Design easier. This lets developers focus on the features that make their applications unique. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to implement the scrolling techniques that were demoed in Google’s Material Design specification.Read More…
  • JavaScript
    Getting Started With Raygun: Insights and Crash Reporting for App DevelopersPreview
    40 shares helps your team track and share errors for all programming languages and platforms across deployments. Get to know this powerful software development service.Read More…
  • iOS
    Create a Mobile Application Using WordPress, Ionic, and AngularJSPreview image@2x
    Creating hybrid, mobile applications with technologies, such as Ionic Framework and Cordova, has become increasingly popular. This tutorial shows you how you can leverage those technologies to build a hybrid, mobile application for your WordPress website.Read More…
  • App Development
    Amazon Underground's New Model for Mobile App RevenueAmazon underground
    There's a basic problem in the world of mobile app development. Developers invest a lot of time and money in creating a great app, and they deserve to be rewarded for that. But consumers are unwilling to pay. With Amazon's newly-launched Amazon Underground, customers get to download and use your Android app completely free, and Amazon pays you for every minute that they spend using it.Read More…
  • Android
    Reading QR Codes Using the Mobile Vision APIPicq
    The latest release of the Google Play services SDK includes the mobile vision API which, among other things, makes it very easy for Android developers to create apps capable of detecting and reading QR codes in real time. In this tutorial, I am going to help you get started with it.Read More…
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